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Re: /etc/X11/Xmodmap re-revisited

On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 06:00:16PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > [debian-x: I'm following up a thread on -powerpc]
> > 
> > Actually, I've decided to do the sensible (?) thing and identify the
> > keycodes by keyboard model rather than the machine architecture.  One way
> > or another you can probably manage to plug a PC keyboard into just about
> > anything, so it doesn't make much sense to refer to it as an "i386"
> > keyboard.
> Right, but the important question is will it still be a "PC" keyboard?

It's a PS/2 keyboard (or PC/AT).

> If the "PC" keyboard goes in via USB, it's either a "PC" keyboard on x86,
> an "ADB" keyboard on PPC, or Non-existant on other arches (tho I suspect
> a similar translation-style to other arches).  As for the few models of PPC


> hardware which can take a PS/2 style keyboard directly, I _think_ they do
> stay the same, keycode wise.
> So, my point, and I think there was one in there, is to be careful how you
> label 'em.  It's only the type of keyboard it says, if it's not being adapted
> somehow.

PReP takes a PS/2 keyboard
PowerMac takes an ADB keyboard
CHRP takes a PS/2 or ADB keyboard
APUS takes an Amiga keyboard

and USB is something special...



Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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